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Kickstarter- STRAFE Looks to Return First Person Shooters to the Mid 90’s, and You Are Going to Love It

Remember the first time you fired up Space Hulk on 3DO, Saturn or Playstation?  Remember how the sprite based enemies just piled up in the level?  It was unfortunate that they disappear as you explore but the idea was there, as did the blood stains on the walls.  STRAFE looks to build on that level of interaction adding persistent elements to the game levels.  Currently on Kickstarter looking for funding, STRAFE is going to pull at the nostalgia strings of gamers that miss the days of Quake II and Half-Life.

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Review: Flip Off Fun With Midnight Magic on Atari 2600

Playboy had one, KISS had one and even the Six Million Dollar Man had one…..no it’s not what you’re thinking, they all had their names in big flashing bright lights and cool colours on the back boards of thousands and thousands of pinball machines all over the world.

The entertainment craze of the 1970s, pinball halls and pinball machines, became the socially cool, fun and addictive way to waste all your coins, thanks largely to the inclusion of microprocessors. This new technology led to a pinball gaming boom as they featured improved game play, improved sounds and bumpers that would make your pinball rack up the points.

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Hardware: Create Your Own Retrogaming Hand Held Device

Who reading this has ever wanted to create their very own, personalized, gaming device?  Depending on how much help you are willing to accept, it can happen right now.  Well, not right now as in this second but seriously close since there are supplies to gather and a bit of dedication involved.  The end result can be your very own retrogaming hand held device, personalized as you see fit.

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Update- Justice Beaver Meets Goal on IndieGoGo with Time to Spare, Plus New Screenshots

Collectorvision have just reached their $20,000 goal on IndieGoGo, with about three days to go.  Along with this news, they have released some screenshots of level 2 of their new Super Nintendo Entertainment System game, Justice Beaver.  The second level is a lava themed affair that is akin the later castle levels of Super Mario Bros that featured a lot of fire in unique ways.  Shots after the jump.

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Bandit Gaming: Shadow of the Colossus for Atari 2600 Work in Progress

We have covered wild works in progress and the like for various consoles since we started RGM.  One of the more interesting ones was Mario 64 getting ported to the Atari 2600, of all consoles.  Interestingly, we have found an even wilder work in progress title, Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus which is currently a Work in Progress (WiP) for the Atari 2600.  My question is, why are all of these titles, no matter how bad they will probably be due to limited hardware, getting released for the Atari 2600?  Anyhow, read on for pics and more information on Shadow of the Colossus on the Atari 2600 as it currently stands.

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Review: Speedball for the Commodore 64 – Knock in Teeth and Score

It feels like yesterday Y2k bugs were going to shut down and cripple the entire world as we knew it but it never happened and yet a short fast forward ahead and we find ourselves in the year 2030 and the life  and pastimes that we once knew and loved have been completely futurised…

Welcome to Speedball, a mix of rugby, hockey and football and add a steel speedball with a mind of it’s own.  The most futuristic and violent sport the world has ever seen. No more namby pamby rules for sports, anything goes in 2030, the population want action, they want aggression, they want heart pulsing no questions asked slamming and whamming and they want to see goals, goals, goals scored and they want no interference from the refs!

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New Game – UWOL Quest for Money Coming to Colecovision, Cartridge Inbound

Uwol the Quest for Money has hit most of the major retrogaming platforms from the Sega Genesis to the Super Nintendo.  Now, thanks to Atari Age member Alekmaul, Uwol is coming to the Colecovision platform.  This will mark yet another Colecovision cartridge release planned for 2015, which is quickly turning into a potentially expensive year for retro fans.

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Review: Megamania for Atari 2600

If I ever wondered why I love retro and retro video gaming, it’s when you pick up a game and read things like this “If you think Megamania is just another space game, you’re dreaming.  And that dream will become a nightmare.  A space nightmare.  So, prepare yourself for one of the most unreal experiences you’ll ever encounter.”

Now, come on tell me after reading that description, that it’s not retro cool. And it gets a little more retro cool, which i will touch on a bit further down. 

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Prototype: Last Ninja 2 for the Konix Multisystem Found, Preservation Status Poor

The Konix Multisystem was quite a beast, had it been released, that could have at least been an interesting purchase for gamers.  The biggest draw of this vaporware platform is that it would contain nearly every conceivable accessory that you could think of inside and ready for use.  Yeah, not a big thing to hitch your publicity wagon to but it was what Konix was going for.  The stills we saw in gaming magazines back in the day were not impressive and the press generally flogged the Konix Multisystem for this.  A few years ago Attack of the Mutant Camels by Jeff Minter was found, and more recently a version of Last Ninja 2 was discovered.

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Review: Switchblade for the CPC Gaming Computer

For 10,000 years he slept.  His mind feeding on the nightmares of the weak. Now he has awakened, as the night bled crimson the fireblade shattered and its power died.  Then the slaughter began.  They never thought he would return.  Now HAVOK reigns the under city. I am Hiro, the last of the bladeknights, I must rebuild the fireblade and bring the dawn…


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